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Devonta Freeman 2019 Outlook


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1 hour ago, Itachi_is_the_goat said:

Remember David Johnson's great 2016 year? I meant he got injured in week 17 but since that's not fantasy relevant, nobody cares, but that is still an injury. The Freeman is injury prone bs is because Freeman got injured in week 2, not week 17 and because of recency bias. In reality, I could argue David Johnson is just as injury prone as Freeman is. 

Yep.  After I quoted you, I thought about the context and I couldn't edit a second time.  My bad...I was more worried about getting my factoid in that what your point was.

Agree 100% that the first injury gets overlooked because of the timing.   In fact, I had forgotten all about it until your post. 

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I don’t know why people even play fantasy if they freak out after every week.

Thanks dude. For providing nothing.

To add to this, Freeman is only 27 and has a total of fewer than 775 total carries and 1,000 touches total in his career.  He has only had 3 seasons of double-digit carries in his career (196, 227, 26

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1 minute ago, K197040 said:

Freeman has 4 reported concussions.   That's pretty significant imo.   Especially with his running style.

That is a fair point I forgot about! I was thinking on a muscular/soft tissue level

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1 hour ago, dropshadows said:

 

Boy I hope so. Their apparent OL struggles for me is alleviated by Freeman's ability to leak out and catch passes. Lets go!!!

My sole concern with Freeman, is durability.  Even if the OL has issues, he'll get so much volume, he will produce regardless.  

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5 minutes ago, K197040 said:

Freeman has 4 reported concussions.   That's pretty significant imo.   Especially with his running style.

 

Hard to say.  I don’t remember the exact stat but it’s something like: the average NFL player suffers between 2-4 concussions per season.  Most don’t have the luxury of reporting it if they can play through-  jobs at stake.     

 

I’ll agree freeman is a moderate injury risk... But what a talent and situation he’s in.  

 

 

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I drafted him with a valuable pick so I can set and forget until he gets hurt and then belatedly scramble for Ito. When healthy Freeman has always been a stud and that was with Coleman eating away valuable touches. Freeman is ready right now and this offense is going to roll. 

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4 minutes ago, Impreza178 said:

Very clever workaround 😂

It's not really a workaround, actually.  We've always allowed some sort of start/sit discussion for folks to gauge confidence in a player's outlook for the week, analyze the matchups, etc.  As long as you're not trying to ask a question in the form of a statement (e.g. "thinking about starting X over Y"), or discussing items that are too dependent on your individual team/league context, then the post is of value to most owners, which means it's fine here.

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Just now, tonycpsu said:

It's not really a workaround, actually.  We've always allowed some sort of start/sit discussion for folks to gauge confidence in a player's outlook, discuss matchup analysis, etc.  As long as you're not trying to ask a question in the form of a statement ("thinking about starting X over Y", or too dependent on team/league context, then the post is of value to most owners, which means it's fine here.

 

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but I do appreciate the clarification tony.  

 

Care to take a stab at Freeman’s outlook this week?

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5 minutes ago, Impreza178 said:

IssaJoke

 

Yeah, really just using it as an opportunity to clarify where the lines are for those who might not be familiar.

 

5 minutes ago, Impreza178 said:

Care to take a stab at Freeman’s outlook this week?

 

Agree that he's not a sit in any standard format.  Top 20-ish RB despite a tough matchup.

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